Aug 22

At Wednesday night’s spinning class, the advanced students concentrated on spinning from locks, both by just flicking open the ends and spinning straight from the lock, and spinning from the fold.

spinning multicolored locks

Here’s Pat’s results from spinning some multi-colored Romney locks, some white Teeswater locks and some colored mohair locks.  Fun!

brendas tails

Brenda did the same, but then wanted to add some tails to her plying.  Her wheel’s orifice is pretty small, so getting the tails to go through took some manipulation on our part while she plied, but she’s pretty happy with her first experiment.  The next time we do a spin-in at the shop, I’m going to loan her my Lendrum with the plying flyer and bobbin and she’s going to have a couple of singles prepared for more yarn of this type.  Her goal is to knit a hat with this yarn for fun.

washing 1st skein

Heather, a beginning student whose schedule doesn’t let her come to the Beginning class, learned to ply on the wheel last night.  Here is her first skein soaking.

And do you think she likes her new yarn?

heather's baby

I think so, too.